Hue is well known for its historic monuments, which have earned it a place in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. The seat of the Nguyen emperors was the Citadel, which occupies a large, walled area on the north side of the Perfume River. Inside the citadel was a forbidden city where only the emperors, concubines, and those close enough to them were granted access; the punishment for trespassing was death. Today, little of the Forbidden City remains, though reconstruction efforts are in progress to maintain it as a historic tourist attraction.
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tu Duc Tomb, Khai Dinh Tomb
7:30 – 8:00 a.m: Pick you up from hotel and start an excursion to explore Hue. Take a boat on the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda; this is also known as Linh Mu Pagoda and one of the several most beautiful and ancient architectural structures for religious worship in Hue city. The pagoda is situated on the Ha Khe hillock area on the left bank of the Perfume River. Hon Chen Temple, the Hon Chen temple for cult of Po Nagar, the Goddess of the ancient Cham minority. After that, the Vietnamese continued the cult and name the Goddess as Heaven Goddess Y A Na.
11.00 a.m: Back to harbor and take the time to visit Hue citadel, which started to be constructed in 1805 under the reign of Emperor Gia Long and was completed in 1832 under the sovereignty of Emperor Ming Mang. Over the past 200 years, it has still maintained original with nearly 140 small and large constructions, with an area of 500ha and a system of three circles of ramparts, namely from outside to inside: Kinh Thanh Hue (Hue Capital Citadel), Hoang Thanh (Royal Citadel) and Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden Citadel).
1.00 p.m: Have lunch at local restaurant in Hue.
2.00 p.m: Go to visit the tomb of King Tu Duc or Tomb of Modesty: The tomb about seven kilometer from the center of Hue is situated on the Duong Xuan mountain range in Duong Xuan Thuong village on the right bank of the Perfume river. Construction of the tomb in an enclosure of 475 hectares started in 1864 and was completed in 1883.
4.00 p.m: Keep moving to visit Tomb of Khai Dinh or Ung Lang: The tomb was built in 12 years from 19620 to 1931. It is located on top of the Chau E mountain range, 10 kilometer from Hue. Unlike the other tomb each of which is the located within a vast expanse of wideness as large as several dozen hectares the tomb of Khai Dinh looks like a magnificent palace that perches on a magnificent palace that perches on a gentle slope of a lime mountain range. It is accessible through a flight of 109 stone steps starting from the foot of the mountain.
5.00 p.m: Take the car back to the hotel, tour finish.
Beware of your luggage and money
Inform in advance if you are vegetarian.
All customers must obey the order of your tour guide for your safety.
Passengers are advised not to take along big luggage for convenience.
- Roundtrip transfer
- Local lunch
- Tours and activities as stated above
- English speaking guide
- Entrance fees
- Boat trip
What's Not Included
- Travel insurance
- Extra food and beverages
- Tips and personal expenses